Wayfaring-tree - Viburnum lantana

    Alt Name
    Wayfaring Tree

    An attractive shrub with large heads of attractive creamy flowers, red, then red and black berries. It has rather rounded, simple toothed leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    Will do well on most soils, but is especially good on chalk.

    When to see it

    The fragrant flower heads can be seen in spring and early summer.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in central and southern England but more scattered elsewhere.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map